Things have been going well for us here in the last month. I will begin working full time for Area 10 on March 1st and I can't wait! There are a few things going on for me that I will be working on when I start.
1) Fundraising. This is a big deal. I currently have about 35% committed with quite a bit more out there dangling but not committed. I'm out there speaking to anyone who will listen telling them about the dream. I have an I have a dream speech. Ask me about it sometime...it rocks...(at least I like hearing it!)
2) Hiring staff. I need a quality worship leader who loves Jesus and wants to see a new be birthed in Richmond. God has the person in mind. I can't wait to find out who it is. In addition to that, I'm trying to find a gifted children's pastor and an administrative/organizer type. I have some leads on possibles in these areas but nothing is definite yet. I'll let you know when I know.
3) Location. Our church will need to rent space. I have a GREAT place in mind, but I don't want to tell you yet, in case it doesn't work out. Your prayer should be like this: "Lord give Area 10 that GREAT place to meet. Lord you know the spot" I will update you on this the moment I find out.
4) Core people- We already have 15-20 people who want to be part of this church but we need many more. I'm praying that God is tugging on people to join us and help this thing happen. I keep bumping into people who live in the area and might be willing to be a part of it. We'll see. One thing I'm learning is that God has been in Richmond for a long time and is already been preparing people for this. That's one of the most fun things about this adventure.
That's what my new life will be looking like in 1 months time. In addition to that, I'm going to be playing soccer, playing with my 3 kids and doting on my wife as much as possible.